Jens C Ø Andersen

Jens C Ø Andersen obtained his M.Sc. degree in geology from the University of Aarhus in 1992 and his Ph.D. from the University of Copenhagen in 1996. His M.Sc. was concerned with the included blocks in the Layered series and involved field work on location in 1990 and 1991 (on expeditions arranged and sponsored by Kent Brooks, Neil Irvine, and Ella Hoch). His Ph.D. dissertation was a study of the the Platinova gold- and palladium-reefs in the upper Middle zone. During his Ph.D., he was awarded a Fulbright fellowship to work as a predoctoral fellow at the Geophysical laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington, USA. After his Ph.D., he moved to the University of Leoben to investigate Pt-Pd mineralisation in the Kemi-Koillismaa belt of intrusions in Finnish Lapland with Oskar Thalhammer. In 1998 he took up the position as lecturer in igneous petrology at the Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter, in Cornwall, UK. Despite moving to the UK, he has never been able to keep his hands off the Skaergaard intrusion, and he organised and led an excursion to the intrusion under the IGCP project 427 in September 2001.

C Kent Brooks

Kent Brooks obtained his B.Sc. (honours) from the University of Manchester in 1962 and his D.Phil. from the University of Oxford in 1965. After working as a research assistant at the University of Oxford, he obtained a position as a lecturer at the University of Copenhagen in 1968. From 1982 to 1986, he was professor and head of the department of geology at the University of Papua New Guinea. In 1986, he became Docent (or Reader) at the University of Copenhagen. He took up a post as professor and head of the department of earth sciences, Sultan Qaboos University in 1991, and has since 1993 worked partly at the Danish Lithosphere Centre and partly at the University of Copenhagen
Kent Brooks has been the leader of 14 expeditions to the Kangerdlugssuaq area of East Greenland, and has initiated countless studies into the different lithologies of the area. Apart from bringing steady supplies of coffee to the local inuit population, he has also provided the logistic and financial backup of the research of up to 20 personnel at a time, which has resulted in more than 100 publications in international scientific journals. Kent Brooks efforts have been instrumental for the geological exploration of the area and his work has led to the discovery of promising occurrences of molybdenum, gold, and palladium in East Greenland.
Kent Brooks was a founding member of the editorial board of the Jounal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, is a member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, and has been the Danish representative on countless international committees - including the European Consortium for Ocean Drilling and the Nordic Volcanological Institute. A mineral of the eudialyte group is called kentbrooksite.

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